At Chelsea Vision Care, we provide an array of vision care services. Our office offers a wide selection of eye care products, including eyewear, sunwear, and contact lenses to fit your specific eye care needs. Our mission is to provide quality service and products at reasonable pricing.
What to Expect
The best way to protect your vision is a yearly comprehensive eye exam. When you arrive at our office, you will be greeted with friendly faces. Each eye exam will use the latest state-of-the-art technology to assess your eye health. Dr. Johnson will inspect your eyes, answer questions, and discuss your eye care treatment options. In addition to determining your vision prescription, he will test your color vision, depth perception, and check for any early indicators of possible eye conditions such as cataracts, retinal problems, and glaucoma.
Our goal is to have each patient leave satisfied knowing that they are receiving the best eye care products and services possible. We have answered a few frequently asked questions regarding eye exams below.
Why is my personal background important?
In order to better tailor the eye examination to your needs, Dr. Johnson may review any current vision problems, your general health, as well as discuss your hobbies and lifestyle requirements.
Why does the doctor ask me, “Which is better: one or two?”
While evaluating your prescription, Dr. Johnson will ask you to compare a series of lenses to determine which allows you to see clearer. As the differences become less noticeable, he will be closer to finalizing your prescription. If you’re having a hard time choosing between the options, it means you’re almost done with this part of the exam!
Why is it necessary to know my blood sugar?
If you’re diabetic, it is important to manage your blood sugar levels. Elevated blood sugar can damage the small blood vessels in your retina, which is the lining of the inside of your eye. Dr. Johnson‘s diabetic eye examination will be just one piece of the systemic care necessary to manage your diabetes.
Diabetes also increases your likelihood for cataracts and glaucoma, so an annual exam is necessary to monitor your ocular health, even if you don’t experience poor vision.
Why am I asked to follow a light with my eyes?
This part of the exam helps determine how your pupils and eye muscles react and assists in gauging neurological function.
Is it necessary for the doctor to dilate my pupils during the exam?
Although pupil dilatation is not always necessary, Dr. Johnson may make this decision during your exam. If required, this painless process is like opening a door so he can fully examine your retina. Dilation can assist in detecting diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and macular degeneration.